Gary Foster is the Chief Scientific Officer at Weight Watchers International, Inc. and holds Adjunct Professor positions at the University Pennsylvania and Temple University. Dr. Foster, a psychologist, obesity investigator, and behavior change expert, was previously the Founder and Director of the Center of Obesity Research and Education and Laura Carnell Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia. Prior to Temple, he served as the Clinical Director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Foster has authored more than 180 scientific publications and three books on the etiology and treatment of obesity. He has received numerous honors including President of The Obesity Society, Honorary Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology from the American Psychological Association, and the George A. Bray Founders Award from The Obesity Society. Dr. Foster's research interests include the prevention, behavioral determinants, treatments, and effects of obesity in adults and children. His current focus is on bringing scalable, evidence-based approaches to obesity management to life in face-to-face and digital settings. Dr. Foster earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Duquesne University, an M.S. in psychology from University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Temple University.